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TECHNICAL Interactive Electrical Fundamentals (TI-EF)

Our new TECHNICAL Interactive teaching resources programs are designed for professional automotive, heavy vehicle, motorcycle, ATV, snowmobile, watercraft, outboard marine and small engine service instructors. The first program in this series, TECHNICAL Interactive Electrical Fundamentals, is available for immediate delivery and is already being employed by community college, technical school and fleet service instructors across North America.

Visual Learning at its Best

Our TI programs employ the same visual multimedia learning techniques (extensive use of narrated technical/mechanical animations), that have made our AIR BRAKE Interactive and E-Board service and diagnostics programs the leading teaching resources among heavy vehicle air brake instructors across North America and abroad.

The TECHNICAL Interactive Electrical Fundamentals (TI-EF) Program

TECHNICAL Interactive Electrical Fundamentals is a complete, ready-to-present, teaching resource. The package consists of a comprehensive, state-of-art, interactive instructor-controlled multimedia presentation supported by a detailed, full color, Instructor Reference and Presentation Guide. Your students will actually see and hear how electricity is generated, how to measure and calculate voltage, amperage and resistance, how series and parallel circuits work and how a variety of common electrical components actually function.

What’s Covered?

TECHNICAL Interactive Electrical Fundamentals Edition consists of the following seven (7) teaching modules, which can be presented in order or as individual learning modules or subjects to support your existing curriculum.

Module 1 – Basic Electrical Theory

1-1 Atoms and Electrons (static visual)
1-2 Magnetism (narrated animation)
1-3 Electrical Conductors (static visual)
1-4 Electrical Insulators (static visual)
1-5 What is Electricity? (definition) (static visual)
1-6 Water Tower Analogy (narrated animation)
1-7 Ohm’s Law (narrated animation)
1-8 Ohm’s Law Applied (narrated animation)
1-9 Watt’s Law (narrated animation)
1-10 Watt’s Law Example 1 (narrated animation)
1-11 Watt’s Law Example 2 (narrated animation)

Module 2 – Alternating Current (AC) & Direct Current (DC) Generation and Current Rectification

2-1 Current Types (static visual)
2-2 Basic Alternating Current (AC) Generation (narrated animation)
2-3 Multiple (3) Phase AC Current Generation (narrated animation)
2-4 AC to DC Current Rectification (Diode) (narrated animation)
2-5 Half Wave Current Rectification (narrated animation)
2-6 Full Wave Current Rectification (narrated animation)
2-7 3-Phase, Full Wave, Current Rectification (narrated animation)
2-8 Electro-Magnetic Fields (narrated animation)
2-9 Zener Diode Voltage Regulation (narrated animation)
2-10 3-Phase, Full Wave Rectified, Field Coil Generator (Alternator) (narrated animation)

Module 3 – Electrical Circuits

3-1 The Series Circuit (narrated animation)
3-2 The Parallel Circuit (narrated animation)
3-3 Adding Resistors (loads) to a Parallel Circuit (narrated animation)
3-4 Calculating Total Resistance in a Parallel Circuit (Example 1) (static visual)
3-5 Calculating Total Resistance in a Parallel Circuit (Example 2) (static visual)
3-6 Calculating Total Resistance in a Parallel Circuit (Example 3) (static visual)
3-7 The Series / Parallel Circuit (narrated animation)
3-8 Circuit Problems (static visual)
3-9 Open Circuits (Series and Parallel) (narrated animation)
3-10 Short Circuit (narrated animation)
3-11 The Results of a Short Circuit (static visual)
3-12 Excessive Circuit Resistance (narrated animation)

Module 4 – Basic Electrical Test Precautions, Equipment and Diagnostic Procedures

4-1 Analogue and Digital Multi-Meters (Volt/Ohm Meters) (static visual)
4-2 Inductive Meters (static visual)
4-3 Digital Oscilloscopes (static visual)
4-4 Electrical Test Preparations (static visual)
4-5 Electrical Testing Precautions (static visual)
4-6 The Voltage Test (narrated animation)
4-7 Amperage Test (Current for 10 Amps or less) (narrated animation)
4-8 The Resistance (Continuity) Test (narrated animation)
4-9 Voltage Drop (Inferential Resistance Test) (narrated animation)
4-10 The Importance of Circuit Grounds (narrated animation)
4-11 High Amperage Current Shunt (narrated animation)
4-12 Resistance and Voltage Issues in Long, Multiple-connector Circuits (narrated animation)

Module 5 – Wire Gauges, Fuses and Circuit Breakers

5-1 Introduction (static visual)
5-2 American Wire Gauge (AWG) Standard (static visual)
5-3 Wire Length – Resistance and Voltage Drop (static visual)
5-4 Wire Size and Current Capacity (static visual)
5-5 Fuses, Circuit Breakers and Fusible Links (static visual)
5-6 The Effect of Temperature on Circuit Resistance (static visual)

Module 6 – Electrical Symbols and Schematics

6-1 Introduction (static visual)
6-2 Battery (static visual)
6-3 Capacitor (static visual)
6-4 Condenser (static visual)
6-5 Diodes (static visual)
6-6 Connectors (static visual)
6-7 Electric Motor (static visual)
6-8 Fuses, Circuit Breakers and Fusible Links (static visual)
6-9 Ground (static visual)
6-10 Hall Effect Switch (static visual)
6-11 Ignition Coil (static visual)
6-12 Light Bulbs (static visual)
6-13 Magneto/Generating Coil (static visual)
6-14 Position Sensor (static visual)
6-15 Relay (static visual)
6-16 Resistor (static visual)
6-17 Resistor, Variable (static visual)
6-18 Silicon Controlled Rectifier (SCR) (static visual)
6-19 Switches (static visual)
6-20 Multiple Position Switches (static visual)
6-21 Trigger Coil (static visual)
6-22 Other Symbols (static visual)
6-23 Electrical System Schematics (static visual)
6-24 Wire Color Coding (static visual)
6-25 Multi-meter and Oscilloscope Function Symbols (static visual)

Module 7 – Common Electrical Components (How They Work)

7-1 Ignition Coil (collapsing field) (narrated animation)
7-2 Ignition Coil (expanding field) (narrated animation)
7-3 Wheel Speed Sensor (narrated animation)
7-4 Fuel Injector (narrated animation)
7-5 Relay Switch (electro-magnetic) (narrated animation)
7-6 Electric Motor (narrated animation)
7-7 Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensor (narrated animation)
7-8 O2 Sensor (narrated animation)
7-9 Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) (narrated animation)
7-10 Starter Solenoid (narrated animation)
7-11 Light Emitting Diode (LED) (narrated animation)
7-12 Hall Effect Switch (pulse signal generator) (narrated animation)
7-13 Hall Effect Switch (position sensor) (narrated animation)

Future TECHNICAL Interactive programs will include Hydraulic Fundamentals, Engine Theory, Combustion & Emissions Theory, Ignition Systems, Charging Systems and Starter Systems.

For more information and/or to discuss with one of our expert teaching resource developers, please contact:

Bryan Duross
Telephone: 519-621-0708
E-Mail: bduross@sentex.net